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Long Gone George

Dave Hughes and Ch. Long Gone George, winning The New England Open Grouse Championship

2x CH & 3x RU Long Gone George is a direct son of our “Stokely’s Diablo Ace”, who is the all time producer of Grouse and Woodcock Champions. “George” is a black and white, 55 pound, short coupled powerhouse! “George” points with a breathtaking, twelve o’clock posture. “George” is the only dog in the history of grouse and woodcock trials to place in championship grouse events in all three grouse regions ( Lake States, Northeast, and Mid Atlantic) in the same year!

“George” runs great in the heat as demonstrated in the 2001 Kilkenny Open Shooting Dog Classic, when he ran a wide, driving race, in 93 degree temperatures for an hour, finished bigger then he started, and was not watered! “George” also holds the record for the most Invitational points (The Grouse and Woodcock Invitational Championship) earned in one year, over 3200!
“George’s” Mama is a Commander / Long Gone Sam line bred female with strong lines to Grouse Ridge through “Will” and “Billyboy”.

“George” had a big 2002. Winning big All Age and Shooting Dog events in all three regions,on wild birds, under three different handlers!” In 2003, he won the Shooting Dog stakes on Wild Birds in back to back days!

CH Long Gone George has become a phenomenal producer! George produced the winner of the 2007 Seminatore award for the top english setter cover dog in the woods. George has produced three out of the last four placement winners of the Grouse and Woodcock Invitational Championship, including BOTH the winner and runner up in 2007. Georges offspring have won Championships in all three grouse regions of the country and Canada on both wild and liberated birds. Georges pups have won from foot and horseback.

Call me at 603-636-2959 for availability and location of George as we move him around the country to make it easier for you to breed to him ! In early 2009 George will be in Southern Ohio at Rainboew Kennels at 740- 493-3419.


Hi Lloyd, (Jan 2013)

Happy New Year to you and your family! I wanted to write you a short note for a couple reasons. 3-1/2 years ago in December I picked up “Kennebago Annie” (Long Gone George x Keystone Red Ryder {Lacey}). She continues to be a complete joy, both in the field and in the house. As I mentioned before I so wish that Jim Knight was still alive to share the fun that we are having with her. Subsequent to my getting Annie, a friend of mine in the next town over from me took a real liking to her. That friend is Jeff Marsden and he ended up purchasing “Maggie” (Long Gone Zeena x Harbor City Hummer). Another great dog, a natural backer and retriever. Jeff & I and Bob (NH) with his litter mate to Maggie, Dillon, got together a couple times last winter in my area and worked them on quail….lots of fun for us but even more fun to watch what good breeding can do.

All of this brings me to the point….I have two friends in Paris, ME that are very interested in purchasing a female pup to be a hunting buddy and best friend. I saw Jeff Marsden the other day and he thought that there was quite a wait on getting a pup when I mentioned my friend’s interest to him. One of my friends, Peter Roy, fairly recently had to put his Brittany down and he is ready now whereas my other friend, Mike Brogan, will be ready in the near future. Any info, ie: waiting lists, deposits, breeding plans, would be greatly appreciated.

I enjoy looking at your website and viewing episodes of Bird Dogs Afield….makes me wish it was Fall again… the best time of the year.

Best Regards,
Jeff Richardson
(North Attleboro, MA)
I have three of these pups. You have a good line of setters. Irv Zander (izkf@aol.com) Second generation Georges pups. Fall 2012/ winter 2013

Hi Lloyd, (Jan 2013)

Hi Lloyd,

As you may recall, it was last December 6th that I travelled up to meet you and get introduced to Annie. What a great dog! I get all kinds of compliments on how “sweet” a dog she is. She is fast as lightning, but hunts at a good range and loves the woods. She is on the small side, which is what I wanted, about 36#. She loves to hunt and covers ground with great instinct. She is a sensitive dog so I go easy on her with any reprimands. I still have a ways to go with her pointing, steady to wing and shot etc but we are having FUN. Many times I think of our friend, Jim Knight, and how much I wish he were still around to have fun with us. He would really have enjoyed Annie.

I have watched and enjoyed the videos online with you and Dave Hughes hosted by Paul Fuller. When I play them on the computer and Annie hears your voices and the whistle and bell, she tips her head in curiosity and looks around the room. I have attached a couple of photos of Annie and also her favorite back yard pigeons.

I can’t thank you enough. Keep up your great breeding because I have already told my wife I would like to get another pup from you when Annie gets to be about 8 or so.

All our Best to you & your family for a Happy Holiday Season & a Healthy New Year !!!

Jeff Richardson, (North Attleboro, MA)